From the beginning, our working philosophy at Acorn has been that people with a learning disability are people first, and their disability is second, with the right to lead as full and fulfilling a life as possible. Each person, whatever their disability, is given every opportunity for self development, combined with as much or as little support as they need.
At Acorn we aim to develop the whole person. Along with everyday life skills, staff work with the residents to improve their communication and social skills. Therapies such as relaxation, drama, dance, music and a well equipped multi-sensory room are used to help residents experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties. We offer lively and popular creative craft, art therapy, needlecraft and weaving. Many residents have discovered fulfilling new talents. Our Creative Craft & Therapeutic Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. For all enquiries please contact or call the Creative Craft Centre on 01206 394124.
Our residents and tenants work in our busy Coffee Shop, help with the gardening, work in the onsite Charity Shop and assist with our office work. Tenants also enjoy working in the local community.
Some of the weekly external activities that our residents and tenants take part in include horse-riding, sailing, trampolining, fishing, swimming and college with trips to the theatre, cinema, museums and holidays taking place throughout the year.
All this is only possible with thanks to the general public for their generous donations and legacies. If you would like to help please do so here: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/acornvillagesltd
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